Ironman has announced a new program that will allow athletes who have signed up for full-distance races to transfer to another Ironman or 70.3 race.
“This program was designed in response to athlete feedback we’ve received over the years,” Ironman CEO Andrew Messick told Ironman.com. “We understand that athletes want to race with us, but sometimes life gets in the way–injuries happen, weddings pop up or a job takes them across the country. With the transfer program we hope to address these issues by allowing Ironman athletes to transfer to another open race in North America. If they have a simple date conflict, they can move sooner or later in the calendar. If they have an injury, they can move down to a 70.3 distance or postpone to a later race. We’re trying to give our athletes every opportunity to get in a race with Ironman.”
The program gives athletes an alternative to the standard refund policy. Athletes registered for select North American Ironman events now have the option to transfer their entry to another Ironman or 70.3 event in North America with general entry slots still available (there are some exceptions). Athletes may move to a race sooner or later in the calendar year (dependent upon availability). The cost of the transfer is $50.